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Fait des Romains

In the 1280s, a copy of the Faits des Romains was produced at the scriptorium of Acre and decorated with small miniatures that accompanied the text. The Faits des Romains, a compilation history, is based on classical texts such as Sallust’s De Coniuratione Catilinae, Seutonius’s De Vita Caesarum, Lucan’s Pharsalia and Caesar’s De Bello Gallica, and records the real and imagined events of Julius Caesar’s life. During thirteenth and fourteenth centuries it was widely circulated throughout French-speaking areas including France, the Levant, and northern Italy. See also the entry on the Faits des Romains on the French of Italy website.

Representative MSS
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS. 10212.

Fultre, Louis Fernand, and J, Sneyders de Vogel, eds. Li fet des Romains. Paris, France: Droz, 1936.

Secondary Literature
Folda, Jaroslav. Crusader Art in the Holy Land: From The Third Crusade To The Fall Of Acre, 1187-1291. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005.